FBC Robinson
FBC Robinson Sermon Notes - May 17, 2020
Locations & Times
  • FBC Robinson
    301 S Jefferson St, Robinson, IL 62454, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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Where do I park/what doors do I go in to?
Our church utilizes the community center parking lot on the east side of South Jefferson Street. The main entrance doors are located under the awning across from the parking lot.

What time does your service start?
Our main worship service is on Sunday at 10:45 am. We also have small groups that meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. Junior High and High School students meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for fellowship, games, and Bible study. We offer a meal on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm for $5.00 a person. For your first visit on Wednesday night your meal is on us! Following the meal we have a time of prayer and Bible study at 6:30 pm.

Where is the sanctuary located for the worship service?
As you enter the main doors, go up the staircase immediately on your left to the second floor. The sanctuary will be the first door on your right.

Where is the church nursery?
The nursery is also located on the second floor down the hall from the sanctuary.

What is appropriate to wear to church services?
Our worship services welcome a diverse group of people. There are those who wear casual attire and some who choose to wear dress clothes.

What can I expect to experience during the worship service?
First Baptist Church worships in a variety of ways. Our praise team sets the atmosphere through God honoring songs. Words are projected on a screen so you can sing along if you’d like. Pastor Trey shares a message from the Bible on various applicable topics to life.

Is there something for my kids to do during the service?
A nursery is available for the entire worship service for newborns through 3 year olds. The nursery is located at the end of the hallway on the second floor conveniently near the sanctuary.

Primary church is offered the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month for children ages 3 years through 3rd grade. Children attending primary church will attend the first half of the worship service with their parents and be dismissed during the message portion of the service. You may pick up your child after the service in the primary room located next to the nursery on the second floor.

How can I get to know people at your church?
You will find that the people at First Baptist are easy to get to know. The best way to get connected with our church family is through small groups on Sunday mornings. These groups meet at 9:30 am. We offer classes for all ages from infants through senior adults. Please stop by the welcome desk located inside the main doors to be directed to the class that is best fit for you.

Are you handicap accessible?
Yes. There is a ramp located under the awning leading in through the main doors. We also have an elevator that can take you to the second floor of the building where the sanctuary and children’s classes are located. All of our adult small groups are on an elevator accessible floor. There are individuals available to assist you if needed. There are handicap accessible bathrooms on both the first and second floor.

What are your core beliefs?
First Baptist is dedicated to learning and sharing God’s Word. For more information about the beliefs of First Baptist, you can visit www.fbcrobinson.com/beliefs.

How do I join First Baptist?
Anyone interested in joining our church can set up an appointment with Pastor Trey. You can call the church office, email Pastor Trey directly, or fill out the Reach Card located in the pews in the sanctuary.
God Is In Control
Romans 13:1-5; Hebrews 10:23-25

I. God is in control of the government
A. Romans 13:1-5 - an example of civil obedience
1. God is in control
2. All authority is appointed by God (v. 1)
3. Resisting authority is the same as resisting God (v. 2)
B. Daniel 3:17-18 - an example of civil disobedience
1. God is still in control
2. Disobey government when it violates God's clear command in Scripture
3. Be willing to accept the consequences for disobedience

II. God is in control of our church
A. Hebrews 10:25 - the command to "meet together"
1. It is a sin to neglect physically meeting together... but in all circumstances?
2. Either...
a. It is an absolute sin to miss any worship service.
b. Or there are rare but appropriate times to miss church.
B. Hebrews 10:23-25 - context
1. "Meeting together" is a secondary command to accomplish the primary command to "stand firm."
2. The word "neglecting" carries the meaning of willful neglect, not passive inability.
3. This command is for individuals, not organizations.
C. The purpose of the church is best met when the people are physically gathered, but there are unique times of needed separation.

III. Are you part of God's church?
A. Are you participating in worship?
B. Are you committed in membership?
C. Are you part of God's family?